Quickly becoming a fan of Nate.My parents did this a lot; many
nights on the couch with Mom or Dad reading children's books - Dad would
impersonate each character in the story with a different voice, causing the
story to truly come to life.I and each of my siblings were
consequently (and unintentionally) the best readers in school. This was one of
the reasons Dad delayed buying a TV, until my teens; incredible foresight.At 61 years old, I think this single thing plays the greatest role in my
continuing intellectual development.
No one writes a more uplifting article than Mr. Dick Harmon.Thanks
Dick.Your inspirational profiles of BYU Cougar player... past and
present... are pure joy.You affirm my strong conviction that there
is not another college football program in the country that prepares its players
to excel beyond the realm of athletic competition better than BYU.And why not? The Cougar values of honor, integrity and commitment embraced by
these young men during their sojourn in Cougar blue naturally leads to
unparalleled heights of success in whatever field they choose to pursue.A fine young Cougar achieving uncommon success... as sure as the day
follows the night... as sure as the day follows the night.Now
Dick... Its been a while since we had an update on the successes of Jimmer.Just sayin'
The underlying supposition of the article would appear to be that, if
you're good at sports, you cannot also excel at academics. But I wonder if
the opposite isn't true? If you're good at sports, it seems to me the
likelihood is that you're more likely to excel in the other challenges that
life throws at us.
Good example of why an education is so valuable when football ends.
Nice story; he sounds like a great guy. Best of luck at Notre Dame.
I agree completely that reading to your children is essential. I didn't
read that many books to my sons but both enjoy reading. My youngest is just
finishing 5th grade and reads at a 12th grade level. I wasn't as ambitious
as this gentleman and left most of the reading instruction to the school system.
Read to you children and you will see results.
I served with Nate in Chile and let me tell you, none of this surprises me in
the least. He was an amazing missionary, and anyone could tell then that he was
going places. Que te vaya bien, Mickle!